Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

Seeking

The texts for Sunday, September 11, 2016 are:  Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; and Luke 15:1-10 “Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Epistle of Straw

The texts for Sunday September 20, 2015 (17th Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary 25): Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; and Mark 9:30-37. Ah, the book of James… the sermon … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dusting off some Words

The texts for Sunday, March 15, 2015: Numbers 21:4–9; Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22; Ephesians 2:1–10; and John 3:14–21 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who is this master?

The texts for Sunday, November 16, 2014 (23rd Sunday after Pentecost): Zephaniah 1:7, 12–18; Psalm 90:1–8[9–11] 12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11; and Matthew 25:14–30. Link to the audio file of the sermon:  Sermon on the Master and … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why Christianity? And Why Lutheranism in Particular?

  The confirmation project for our last year confirmation student(s) is to work with a mentor to answer and present their own personal answer to one of several proposed questions … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The great grace of work

The texts for Sunday 21, 2014 (Pentecost 14A): Jonah 3:10–4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; and Matthew 20:1-16. ” And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Speaking Love

The texts for Sunday, September 7th, 2014:  Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; and Matthew 18:15-20 . “So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blessed is the dust…

The texts for Sunday, November 3, 2013 (All Saints, Year C): Daniel 7:1–3, 15–18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11–23; and Luke 6:20–31 . “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reclamation Grace

The texts for Sunday, September 15, 2013 (Lectionary 24C):  Exodus 32:7–14; Psalm 51:1–10; 1 Timothy 1:12–17; and Luke 15:1–10. “Create in me a clean heart, O God,  and renew a right spirit within me.” – … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Use of Power

The texts for Sunday, June 16,2013 (Lectionary 11C):  2 Samuel 11:26—12:10; 12:13–15;  Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15–21; and Luke 7:36—8:3 “Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD, the … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

On the Boat

The texts for Sunday, April 14, 2013 (Easter 3C): Acts 9:1–20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11–14; and John 21:1–19. “Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

I am the Elder Brother

The texts for Sunday, March 10, 2013: Joshua 5:9–12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16–21; and Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32 I am the elder brother. I remember hearing this text many times … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

God, the Gardener

The texts for Sunday, March 3, 2013 (Lent 3C): Isaiah 55:1–9; Psalm 63:1–8; 1 Corinthians 10:1–13; Luke 13:1–9 Tragedies are (as what we name of them states) Tragic. Sad. Shocking. … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Failing” Lent: Day 10/11

I think I’m actually on Day 12 of Lent at this point (and as I finish this, day 13). I have fallen behind in my reflections. I kind of figured … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

“Failing” Lent: Day 9

For months now, I have been struggling with being tired. Really tired. The kind of tiredness that seems to have seeped into my bones. Of course, I’m incredibly stubborn, so … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Failing” at Lent: Day 2

Today, I have nothing much to report about “messing up” per se, so I thought I’d talk about my experience of busy-ness.  I noticed it today—especially this morning as I … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 7 Comments

Failing at Lent: Day 1

As of today, February 13,2013, the season of Lent has begun yet again.  Lent is my favorite season of the year, and I have marked it’s passing in numerous different … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

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